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    the wires are to be protected if they could be stood on
    You'd have to be only 20" tall to stand on those

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    It is not up to code in Cook and Dupage counties in Illinois.

    Not sure where you live.

    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alectrician View Post
    On one side or the other, somebody is bound to learn something.
    Somehow I doubt that is possible...

    If you think about it are you any different than this guy?
    http://www.terrylove.com/forums/showthread.php?t=23137
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    Redwood, please don't bring that feud around here!

    I've seen that thread. Even I have not had such a childish feud with someone on a message board. And I've pissed off a lot of people.

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    If you think about it are you any different than this guy?

    Come on now dude. You used the worst possible example you could find of heating up PVC.

    There are cases in which I've had to cut a 3 or 4" PVC 90 down to 50 or 60 degrees to make it fit. Big pipe, tight space = difficult.You have to heat up the cut end to get it back to round so it will slip into a coupling. The POCO here says you cant do it but I'm smart enough to do it right. When it's done you have what looks and acts like a factory 60 degree bend.

    PS. The last house I plumbed, I put a short piece of ABS in my heater box to get a tiny bend in it. You know the piece that goes from the tub overflow down to the drain tee? It seems that most tubs are at a vertical angle on the drain end and the tee and doesn't line up properly with the overflow pipe.

    . Maybe most plumbers just leave it crooked. I don't know. I do know that the hot box heated it slowly and evenly enough to make it fit perfectly wit no signs of burned or damaged pipe.

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    Oh Boy!
    Sorry Speedy Pete...
    It is as I said birds of a feather...

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    Interesting situation we have here. This must be a manufactured home with such a low attic space. More than likely it was wired under Hud than the Nec. Seen this type of wiring many many times. Safe or unsafe? Electrical is one of the few things you can install totally wrong as per code and it will still work. Still doesnt make it right. In this instalation its not likely it would be a problem as far as protection goes because almost no one could crawl up there.
    If I remember correct the 2008 code does address this issue of not stapling in the attic. You might see more rejections in the future. just because its been a standard practice doesnt mean its right.

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